Clinical oncology undergraduate day

2020 Undergraduate Oncology Day, Friday 1 May, 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: 63 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JW

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annually holds a free whole day meeting for undergraduates. The meeting is organised for medical students with an interest in oncology and those who are curious about the specialty: it also provides a great opportunity to network with your peers, and potential educators and colleagues. At a typical undergraduate oncology day, there will be talks from trainees and leading consultants in the field of oncology. This year the RCR has organised three workshops: research in oncology, mock multidisciplinary team meeting, and treatment planning - outlining. There will also be a feature from a patient's perspective of their 'journey through radiotherapy'. The RCR thanks Catriona Macphee who shared her story for the second time at the 2019 undergraduate oncology meeting. The 2020 undergraduate oncology meeting programme is available below.

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Session Speakers


Dr Seamus McAleer, Chair of the Undergraduate Oncology Steering Committee
A day in the life of a clinical oncologist Dr Alison Stille
Training in clinical oncology Dr Elin Evans 
Workshops session 1 

Research in oncology

Mock multidisciplinary team meeting 

Treatment planning - outlining 

Workshops session 2 

Research in oncology

Mock multidisciplinary team meeting

Treatment planning - outlining 

Lunch and Networking 

Patient interaction Dr Needleman 

Presentation of Awards and Prizes 

Dr Hannah Tharmalingam 

Talks from winners of The RCRs' 2020 undergraduate oncology prizes and awards: and winner of the 2019 elective bursary.  


Reasons to attend 

  • An opportunity to network with your peers
  • Listen to talks from oncology trainees and consultants
  • Opportunity to attend 2 out of 3 workshops designed to develop your knowledge of research in oncology, multidisciplinary team meetings, and treatment planning - outlining. 
  • Enhance your CV by evidencing your commitment to the oncology specialty
  • Receive an attendance certificate 
  • Get information about the undergraduate awards and prizes for 2021
  • Find out how you can get involved with the RCR 
  • Lunch provided

Travel will be covered for up to two undergraduate medical students from each UK medical school. Please note this will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. See the RCR travel and expenses policy for a summary of reasonable travel expenses.

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2019 Undergraduate Oncology Meeting 

For the second year running, the RCR welcomed undergraduate medical students to the 2019 undergraduate oncology meeting, held on Friday 10 May. There were two keynotes: an advanced talk regarding developments in artificial intelligence in the field of oncology, and an exhilarating debate between a medical oncologist and clinical oncologist. The meeting was well attended and received positive reviews. The programme for the 2019 meeting can be seen below. 

Session Speakers
A day in the life of a clinical oncologist Dr Alison Stille
Training in clinical oncology Dr Lakshmi  Harihar
Journey through radiotherapy 

Dr Sarah Needleman 

Dr Elizabeth Halliday

Catriona Macphee

The role of Artificial Intelligence in oncology Dr James Wang
CO vs MO debate: To medical oncology or to clinical oncology? That is the question

Dr Aidan Cole

Dr Ursula McGovern 

Awards presentation: Winners of The RCRs' 2019 undergraduate oncology prizes and awards 


Edinburgh EAR Congress Research Prize

Education, Innovation and Excellence Prize

Oncology Society of the Year Award

Thomas Lewis

Dr Samantha Cox

Cambridge University  OncSoc


2018 Undergraduate Oncology Meeting

On 18 May 2018, the RCR welcomed over 60 delegates to the first-ever Undergraduate Oncology Meeting. The free meeting was organised for undergraduates with an interest in oncology, and trainees and consultants who are undergraduate leads or involved in undergraduate oncology teaching. There were separate sessions for the students and educators and a joint session in the afternoon. The day ended with an awards presentation to the winners of the undergraduate awards and prizes.